Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Photo: RYSZARD FILIPOWICZ
A buzzy cultural scene and storybook scenery put the liberal and lovely San Francisco in a league of its own. This playground for forward-thinkers and free spirits offers excitement for everyone.
Beautiful green spaces are plentiful in the City by the Bay. Soak up the sunshine at Dolores Park, pose in front of the iconic Painted Ladies at Alamo Square Park, or visit the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. On the subject of shopping, count on downtown’s Union Square for designer boutiques and department stores and don’t miss groovy Haight Street for vintage treasures and one-of-a-kind curiosities.
Weekend mornings at the Ferry Building are perfect for people-watching and sampling treats made by area artisans. Foodies will be pleased by the wide variety of culinary gems located in the city’s vibrant MissionDistrict , which include everything from award-winning restaurants to beloved burrito joints. Burn off the calories — and get an eyeful of the city’s historic homes— with a hike up Nob Hill.